Genetic engineering or genetic modification is the direct human manipulation of an organism's genome using modern DNA technology. It involves the introduction of foreign DNA or synthetic genes into the organism of interest. During the early twentieth century, science fiction writers began to ...

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Identification - genetic manipulation

I'm searching for a book about a young man that goes to a school/academy/training institute where they get tasks and, depending how they perform, they can upgrade physical features like strength, ...
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Identify a novel about a viral epidemic

I read this at least 10 years ago and I do not remember it being very new. So it is possibly older than that. The protagonist is a scientist working in a genetics related field. The book deals with ...
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sci fi story set in the future - An Olympic swimmer genetically modifies his daughter to have webbed fingers

It was a story set in the future, about an Olympic swimmer who genetically modifies his baby girl to get webbed fingers, so that she excels at swimming better than him. But, the girl, as she grows, ...
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I'm looking for a book about an experiment a couple decided to do on their child to make him smarter

I'm looking for a book I read in the 90's...it was about an experiment a couple decided to do on their child to make him smarter. I think the child ended up being too smart or something but I remember ...
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scifi trilogy books planet with limited metal was colonized because of earth destruction

I was curious if someone knows the titles of the trilogy of a book series where a planet is inhabited by people who landed from ships from Earth after it was destroyed. On the planet there is only the ...
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Movie about gene therapy and genetics-based jobs

I saw a movie several years ago and I have not been able to find it since. It was about a dystopian society where parents could modify the genes of their children before birth. Some individuals, ...
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I am looking for a Sci-Fi book set in the near future about a genetically engineered person

This is a book set in the first person. In the beginning of the book there is a baby in a tube, but then there's a fire and the baby escapes. Then you later learn that he was a genetically engineered ...
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Looking for a book about the beginning of genetic engineering in the near future

A book I read in the mid 2000's was set in the near future, and involved the beginning of human genetic manipulation. Two sides of the USA emerged: the non-mutated and the mutated. The mutated were ...
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A full length story involving genetically engineered dolphins

I don't know the title but I have the plot, and it is DEFINITELY not Startide Rising. It is a really old book pre-90s for sure, maybe even older. The humans have created genetically engineered ...
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Why is genetic engineering illegal in the Federation?

According to this wikipedia article about Julian Bashir, human genetic engineering is illegal in the United Federation of Planets (I'm assuming this means not just human but humanoid genetic ...
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Short story identification: girl addresses school in the face of genetic-engineering health-scare [duplicate]

An earlier, unanswered, question has had me scratching my head trying to remember the author and title of particular short story. In the background revealed in the story, there is a health scare ...
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Book about Genetic Engineering, High IQ children

I read a book about 20-30 years ago and can't remember what it was. Here's what I remember. The premise was that through genetic engineering the main character in the story did not need to sleep. ...
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How could Bean not know this in Shadow Puppets

From Shadow Puppets: "Yes, yes," said Anton, "so I gleaned from Sister Carlotta, God rest her soul. But why did you, and you alone, sneak out of your bed and go into the bathroom and hide in such ...
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Is there a sci fi novel, where humans were segregated by their access to artificial genetic improvements? [closed]

I am curious how segregation is criticized among science fiction novelists. Nowadays there are already stigmas and limits in regard to race and culture. Could the inclusion of genetic improvements ...
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How did the “black liquid” work in Prometheus?

I just saw Ridley Scott's “Prometheus” and I’m still confused about how the black liquid works. Can anyone elaborate on what its function was and the mechanism by which it operated? I surmise that ...
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Novel About a Girl Who Realizes She is a Clone

So I remember reading this book in the early 2000's, and I'm pretty sure it was placed in my classroom, so it was obviously geared toward young adults. It was about a girl who wakes up one day with a ...
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Looking for an old story about genetically engineering humans to live on a methane planet

In the story it is easier to "terraform" humans to live on this planet than to change the planet. The humans end up looking like the local life forms...crablike creatures. None of the converted ...
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Identify a story about genetically engineered Vampires

I've been trying to track down details of a neat story I read years ago that told several tales about people living in an overpopulated Earth where Vampires and other mythological creatures were now ...
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Trying to find a novel where genetic engineering leads to the deaths of a whole 'batch' of children with a particular trait

I'm trying to find out the title of a book or short story which I can very dimly remember, no idea on date of publication or even the main plotline! If anyone can identify it from what I can remember, ...
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Is Ender genetically-engineered?

In Ender's Game, is Ender genetically engineered (along with Peter and Valentine) or are they just naturally gifted?